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Quote of the Day
« on: July 08, 2009, 04:35:24 PM »
Atheism is not a conscious act of turning away from all gods. It is simply the final destination for those who think. You will be pleased to discover that the sky does not fall down on your head. If you still want to pray, you can; the success rate of your prayers is unlikely to change.  (Guy P. Harrison)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2009, 09:54:01 AM »
Sometimes Christian apologists say there are only three options to who Jesus was: a liar, a lunatic or the Lord. But there is a fourth option: legend.  (Bart Ehrman)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2009, 09:09:06 AM »
Men have had the vanity to pretend that the whole universe was made for them, whilst in reality the whole universe does not suspect their existence. (Camille Flammarion)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2009, 05:59:51 PM »
Personally, I should not care for immortality in the least.  There is nothing better than oblivion, since in oblivion there is no wish unfulfilled.  We had it before we were born, yet did not complain.  Shall we then whine because we know it will return?

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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2009, 10:36:41 AM »
I distrust those people who know so well what god wants them to do, because I notice that it always coincides with their own desires.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2009, 10:24:11 AM »
The whole religious complexion of the modern world is due to the absence of a lunatic asylum in Jerusalem.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2009, 09:33:36 AM »
In church, sacred music would make believers of us all, but preachers can be counted on to restore the balance.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2009, 09:30:05 AM »
Where it is a duty to worship the sun, it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2009, 09:45:02 AM »
Assure a man that he has a soul and then frighten him with old wives tales as to what is to become of it afterwards, and you have a hooked fish, a mental slave.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2009, 05:31:03 AM »
I am an atheist. I don't understand religion at all. I'm sure I'll offend a lot of people by saying this, but I think it's all nonsense.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2009, 03:10:28 PM »
The religion of one age is literally entertainment of the next.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2009, 12:56:16 AM »
Doesn't it seem odd that the "evidence for the existence of god" is completely hidden from the greatest human minds who spend their professional lives exploring how the universe functions, yet it is perfectly clear to uneducated simpletons who have access to internet-linked terminals?
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2009, 10:22:00 AM »
There was a time when religion ruled the world. It is known as the dark ages.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2009, 10:54:41 AM »
The world holds two classes of men: intelligent men without religion, and religious men without intelligence.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2009, 10:41:08 AM »
All religions are the same: religion is basically guilt with different holidays.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2009, 10:23:31 AM »
From the first moment I looked into that horror on September 11, into that fireball, into that explosion of horror, I knew it.  I knew it before anything was said about those who did it or why. I recognized an old companion. I recognized religion.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2009, 12:46:15 PM »
Isn't it ironic? One of the favorite themes of the Christian Conversion Corps is that, if we don't worship a deity, we must be worshiping ourselves.  Yet it seems that this is precisely what, in fact, the theists themselves are doing.  They worship a god with the same views, ideals, even personality traits as themselves - the god in the mirror.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #17 on: July 25, 2009, 03:33:06 PM »
God did not make man in his own image. Evidently it was the other way about, which is the painless explanation for the profusion of gods and religions, and the fratricide both between and among faiths, that we see all about us and that has so retarded the development of civilizations.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #18 on: July 27, 2009, 09:58:28 AM »
Is it not grotesque when the representatives of an antiquated myth-sorcery, who believes in trinity, angles, devils, hell, virgin-birth, bodily ascension, making of water into wine, wine to blood, - when they want to impress us with their "science"? "
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2009, 09:45:58 AM »
And that what we call god's justice is only man's idea of what he would do if he were god.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #20 on: July 29, 2009, 12:29:39 PM »
A man is accepted into a church for what he believes, and he is turned out for what he knows.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #21 on: July 30, 2009, 09:41:34 AM »
If devotion to truth is the hallmark of morality, then there is no greater, nobler, more heroic form of devotion in the act of a man who assumes the responsibility of thinking.  The alleged shortcut to knowledge, which is faith, is only a short circuit destroying the mind.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #22 on: July 31, 2009, 10:02:27 AM »
Faith: the effort to believe that which your common sense tells you is not true.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #23 on: August 01, 2009, 01:53:41 PM »
Honest investigation is utterly impossible within the pale of any church, for the reason that if you think the church is right you will not investigate, and if you think it wrong, the church will investigate you.  (Robert Ingersoll)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #24 on: August 02, 2009, 09:49:18 AM »
The Bible is a non-standardized Rorschach test.  Interpretations say far more about the believer than they do about the text.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #25 on: August 03, 2009, 01:53:06 PM »
The Christian resolution to find the world ugly and bad has made the world ugly and bad.  (Nietzsche)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #26 on: August 04, 2009, 10:07:11 AM »
All thinking men are atheists.  (Ernest Hemingway)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #27 on: August 05, 2009, 10:05:38 AM »
Man is, and always has been, a maker of gods.  (John Burroughs)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #28 on: August 06, 2009, 09:58:36 AM »
I count religion but a childish toy, and hold there is no sin but ignorance.  (Christopher Marlowe)
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